A team from Melbourne’s Haileybury school has won the inaugural Lockheed Martin Code Quest Australia programming competition.
The competition saw teams of two to three high school students each work together for over two hours to solve challenging problems set by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers.
Fifteen teams from schools in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Newcastle took part in the competition, which was held at Lockheed Martin Australia’s state-of-the-art Endeavour Centre in Canberra.
“Code Quest globally is in its seventh year. It’s a terrific thrill for us in Lockheed Martin Australia to bring the Code Quest to Australia for the first time and for so many high school students from around the country, including regional areas, to pursue this science, technology, engineering and maths based competition,” Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive Vince Di Pietro said.
“The possibilities of an exciting competition, as well as the window it opens to studies and careers is as inspirational for the students who have made the journey as it is for we volunteers who are delighted to make it possible. Advancing STEM and encouraging as many students to tackle it as possible is critical for Australia’s future.”